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  • CPR in Schools - it's official!

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    On Tuesday, April 26 th , Wisconsin’s CPR in Schools legislation was signed into law.
  • Share Your Story: Wilda Evans

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    Wilda Evans realized the importance of heart health as a young girl.
  • Good Food Access Fund is Ready to Take on MN's Healthy Food Access Problem!

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    More than 340,000 Minnesotans face both distance and income as a barrier to obtaining healthy, affordable food such as fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, whole grains, and lean meats and poultry. This problem is only worsening with 61% of Minnesota...
  • Local Schools Receive Life-Saving CPR Kits

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    Area school districts received a life-saving gift through a partnership of Great Plains Health and the American Heart Association. The tr aining kits were handed out to area school districts. North Platte Public Schools, North Platte Catholic Schools...
  • House and Senate Committees take up CPR in Schools legislation

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    Exciting news about CPR in Schools legislation in Michigan!
  • Hunger Has Impact on Growth and Development

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    According to a recent journal article published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, both preschool and school-aged children showed that chronic hunger and food insecurity are significant predictors of health conditions, even when taking other factors...
  • Ann Arbor proposes a Tobacco 21 ordinance

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    A potential ordinance change in Ann Arbor could make it harder for young people to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products.
  • Heart Screening Important Element in Preventing Heart Attack

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    AHA volunteer advocate Lynn Paulson shares her story in the Rapid City Journal to encourage others to do a heart screening. A heart attack can happen to anyone, but prevention and detection of heart problems can save lives. According to Dr. Alexander...
  • New Study Suggests Ways to Counterbalance Sitting Time

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    We've all heard that sedentary lifestyle can have detrimental affects to our cardiovascular health. The influence of activity trackers and wellness programs at workplaces has certainly helped to encourage more daily physical activity. Now a new study...
  • From the Front Lines: Legislative Update

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    LB 722, the Stroke System if Care Act, passed on Final Reading on Tuesday, April 12, and now on its way to the Governor's desk. This is the final hurdle for the Stroke System of Care Act and the American Heart Association encourages all advocates...
  • Share Your Story-Heart Walk Survivors

    Life is Why! Everyone has a reason to live a healthier, longer life.
  • Share Your Story-Derek Means

    Derek Means is a typical 12 year old boy who enjoys playing basketball and video games.
  • Share Your Story-Benny

    Our Benny is a tough fighter and will continue to fight. Benny is why we raise awareness.
  • Spring Volunteer Opportunities

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    The Advocacy department needs 2-3 volunteers for each of the upcoming 2016 American Heart Association events.
  • Get Up and Move During National Physical Activity Month

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    Its National Physical Activity month and because Americans are spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before, we are at an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Being physically active is important...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Lyzeth Mondragon

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    Mi Familia is Why!
  • Upcoming Minnesota Advocacy Opportunities - Volunteers Needed!

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    Looking to volunteer? Check out some opportunities coming up in the next couple of months!
  • Education is Why!

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    Meet Andy Iverson, MN State Advocacy Committee member.
  • Share Your Story: Brandie Kersey

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    Turning 21 was not a happy occasion for Brandie Kersey.
  • Regional Meetings Open to the Public; Your Attendance and Input is Encouraged

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    The North Dakota Department of EMS, the North Dakota EMS Association, along with other partners, including the American Heart Association, are hosting regional meetings across North Dakota to address the challenges that the present EMS system is currently...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Volunteers Participate in Training

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    Our volunteers are the key to our success in reducing the impact of cardiovascular diseases and stroke on our communities. Recently, volunteers from across the state gathered in Fargo to participate in an advocate training opportunity as well as meet...
  • Share Your Story: Ruby Bonn

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    Ruby has been through quite a lot in her life so far; two ambulance rides, a helicopter and airplane ride all at the young age of 2 weeks. Born at 36 weeks weighing 6 pounds 11ounces, her overall health seemed good, but a heart murmur caused concern and...
  • Advocate Spotlight: Matt Zimmerman

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    Matt Zimmerman directs a biomedical research laboratory and teaches/mentors graduate and medical students. The goal of his research laboratory is to better understand how the brain contributes to normal cardiovascular function and influences the development...
  • CDC releases new study about school lunches

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    Studies show that more schools are offering healthier fare and fewer schools are offering unhealthier items.
  • Share Your Story: Angela Kooi

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    I was given the all clear to be sent home. But I knew my body and something wasn't right. Within 10 minutes of being admitted into my room and sending my family home, I flat-lined. I was told they thought they were going to have to "declare"...